Movie buffs will probably remember him from Alfred Hitchcock's Rope, or as the tennis pro who meets a psycho Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train. But Granger also did some other good work in the late 1940s and early 1950s, such as Nicholas Ray's They Live By Night, or the noir Side Street.
RIP Farley. Strangers on a Train will make your memory live on-those who love Hitchcock and tennis shouldn't miss it. So many later later suspense films and parodies (Throw Momma From the Train) lifted ideas from Hitchcock.
RIP to yet another one of hollywoods golden age legends
I recently enjoyed his performances in a film noir dvd double feature, 'They Live By Night' and 'Side Street' .
Here's a poignant Farley Quote...
"I have never felt the need to belong to any exclusive, self-defining or special group. I find it difficult to answer questions about 'gay life' in Hollywood when I was living and working there. There were, of course, gay cliques, but I had no close friends who belonged to any of them, and I had no desire to become involved with any of them ... I was never ashamed, and I never felt the need to explain or apologize for my relationships to anyone".
His 2007 memoir "Include Me Out: My Life from Goldwyn to Broadway" is a must read for film buffs! He collaborated on this book with his parnter of 47 years, Robert Calhoun
RIP Farley. Strangers on a Train will make your memory live on-those who love Hitchcock and tennis shouldn't miss it.
True, but the tennis in the movie isn't very good. The tennis match has a great shot, though, of the spectators stereotypically moving their heads back and forth, with the exception of Robert Walker, who's not moving his head at all, staring intently at Granger.